Toronto FC vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Orlando City SC
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+134) Orlando (+212)
BMO Field is the site where Ercan Kara and Orlando City (5-2-4, 4th in Eastern Conference) will play Toronto FC (3-2-6, 12th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Alex Bono for Toronto FC and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. TFC is priced at +134 while the Lions are at +212. The total opens at 2.75.
Toronto took the field against Cincinnati in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 84.7% passes received rate by connecting on 298 of the 352 pass targets in their last match. TFC attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and converted 6 of the tries for a percentage of 54.5%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Toronto ended this match at a 44.4% rate by landing 4 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Toronto averages 1.36 goals per 90 minutes (15 goals in total) and have racked up 14 assists in all competitions for the season.
Jesus Jimenez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Toronto FC. He has totaled 22 assists while accumulating 9 yellow card warnings in his career. Jimenez has had a starting assignment in 126 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has earned 44 goals in 11,371 professional minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Alejandro Pozuelo, the forward hailing from Spain. He has assisted on a goal 56 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 48 total goals. Pozuelo has been on the field for 20,150 mins in 220 starting assignments and has been given a total of 34 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.21 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Toronto FC will be Alex Bono. Bono has been on the pitch for 12,057 mins and is sitting with 428 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.55 (207 total goals conceded) and his save % is 69.5. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 619 shots tried against him in 132 starts. Bono (56-31-46 record in his career) has totaled 25 shutouts, which leaves him with a 18.9% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Orlando took a loss by a score of 4-1 against Montreal. The Lions had a 41.7% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 12 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 347 of the 407 passing attempts earning a rate of 85.3%. Orlando converted 1 shot on target out of their 2 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. With 13 goals and 12 assists for all their games, Orlando sports an average of 1.18 goals and 1.09 assists per 90.
Ercan Kara will need to provide a spark for Orlando City SC. He currently averages 0.53 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 56 games in his career. The forward from Austria has been on the field for 4,895 professional minutes while scoring 29 goals. He has accumulated 6 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. Make sure to watch out for Junior Urso, the midfielder representing Brazil. Urso has been handed 29 yellow cards in 14,944 mins played (173 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.19. He has 31 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 different times.
Pedro Gallese will reside in front of the goal for Orlando City SC. Gallese has earned 40 clean sheets while seeing 355 shots attempted against him in 15,051 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 68.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.7%. He has given up 1.51 goals per 90 while earning a record of 60-45-62. In his pro soccer career, Gallese has allowed 185 goals and has tallied 240 stops in 169 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+134)
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